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  FOX News    The Journal Editorial Report    News/Business. Paul Gigot discusses news,  
   politics, society and finance. New. (CC) (Stereo)  

    November 11, 2012
    3:49 - 4:00pm EST  

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>> we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state actually said, let's raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools, for our california dreams. >> a big night for democrats, including california governor jerry brown, whose plan to balance the state budget or try to with a 6 billion dollar tax hike was 64% of the vote. it wasn't such a big night of the unions, the greatest defeat perhaps in michigan, 58% of voters rejected a
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measure to put collective bargaining in the confusi constitution. connell, you covered the michigan results. that's a big union state. what happened? >> boy, paul, this is a huge defeat for the unions in michigan, no question about it. basically the voters looked at this and they said they weren't willing to be union's guinea pig for the plan to get their interest written in state constitutions as to way to end run any reforms that states my try like what happened in wisconsin. what's interesting about the michigan numbers looking at them though, the no vote on pop significance proposition 2, the union initiative, got about 500,000 more votes than president obama did in the state and even more votes than mitt romney. and what that tells us is that the moderates and democratic support for the unions and their interests in michigan may be weakening, that's
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something significant and key for michigan's state lawmakers, too, going forward if they start to look at things, like, oh, say, right to work. >> right to work initiative. and the biggest probably result was the california tax increase, kim. that's a huge tax increase that's going to either the pressure and fiscal pressure on jerry brown right away and he also got a surprise which is california is now going to have a super majority for democrats in the assembly and the senate, state senate which means they can pass tax increases to their heart's content and jerry brown is the only chaperone at that, at that spring break in sacramento. what does that mean for the state? >> remember the superman movie where gene hackman's plan was to push california into the seats. you have to wonder that democrats aren't the lex luther for california's future
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and they have raised highest rates past marginal rates, 13.3%, jerry brown did that by threatening to dramatically cut funding from school, as a result of. a lot of young voters who came out to vote for this because they were worried, but the business climate in california just terrible and now, as you said, the first time ever they're going to have the super majority they need to raise taxes further and they don't need to go to the ballot anymore. and i think that bodes very ill for california. >> colin, what other initiatives did you think were significant? >> well, you know, some of the other initiatives that were interesting were the ones about gay marriage. >> yeah. >> and obviously, you know, these initiatives, i think, are going to be important, especially because the supreme court is going to be looking at considering the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act later this month and going to be looking at taking a few cases on the defense of marriage act and i think that the fact that some of the initiatives passed may actually influence the court in some ways, whether or not they're going to take the
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cases. you could have, say, justice kennedy coming in and saying, why get the judiciary involved in this kind of thing and creating a culture war when these things are worked out in the states, so, i think that that was actually-- >> well, they passed it the first time in maine, maryland and washington state and in minnesota, they have -- they've refused to define marriage as between a man and a woman, which means the legislature could now legalize gay marriage if it wanted to. this means this issue -- the first time after 32 decisions in the other direction at the state level where gay marriage was approved, it means it's settled on the road to being settled democratically. >> well, it also means it's solved at the federal level. i mean, the other big such-- >> at the state level. >> at the state level, federal -- yes, the other referendum, to legalize marijuana generally, that passed in colorado and washington. if you add the fact that gay
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marriage passed in maryland and-- what you see is a cultural divide occurring in the country. these things will never pass in the south, in north carolina, i believe, had a referendum saying that marriage was between a man and a woman. nor will they pass in the mountain states, so you see the dividing that way culturally. >> paul: we'll see where marijuana goes. we have to take one more break. when we come back, our hits when we come back, our hits and misses of the week. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime.
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springsteen who gave new jersey governor a republican a hug in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. as you probably know, more christy has been after his favorite musician. after this happened soe he felt so strongly about it he wept for joy. he was even better than talking to president obama if you can imagine that. so i'm glad he got a little bit of love from the boss here since he may be a little bit short on hugs going forward. >> paul: she like a teenager with justin beiber. >> pathetic. i want to do a rebuttal to collins. bruce springsteen and barack obama they are congratulating each other and people in new jersey, close to two weeks without power. i'm wondering why they are congratulating. >> paul: including your household. >> i don't think it's the government's job to provide
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power but to make a public show of take the credit i think he ought to be politically accountable. i don't see the great results. i see a lot of private people doing the relief effort. >> this is myth to the news, even as hurricane sandy raged new york governor steven kerr was diverting workers from his own driveway to remove a tree. so as the governor spent the last ten days promising taking a